Monthly Archives:: August 2017

Where are we now on divorce?

As the summer holidays move towards a close there will be marriages feeling the strain of prolonged association and activity and many unhappy people concluding they ‘cannot go on like this’. But for those married or in civil partnership contemplating divorce or dissolution where does the law stand? Grounds for divorce Contrary to common belief… Read more »

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Will All Be Fair in Love and Law?

An Update on the Possibility of Civil Partnerships for Opposite-Sex Couples After their appeal was rejected by the Court of Appeal in February 2017, Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have been granted the right to pursue their case, seeking the legal right of opposite-sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, in the Supreme Court. The… Read more »

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New divorce form naming adulterers causes concern

A new divorce form, introduced by the government to make the legal process more user friendly, inviting the writer to ‘name and shame’ is causing concern amongst family lawyers. Margaret Heathcote, a Consultant Solicitor in our Family team and also Vice-Chairwoman of family law group Resolution said “Generally speaking, we don’t name the third party. It increases the conflict… Read more »

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Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith agree to merge

The Partners of Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith are pleased to announce that Fisher Meredith has joined forces and merged with Bishop & Sewell. The combined practice will operate as “Bishop & Sewell LLP” with effect from 14 August 2017. Bishop & Sewell will continue to be led by its current management team comprising… Read more »

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